Permits act as safeguards for valuable wetlands
and habitats while letting projects proceed, said Michael Szerlog, Manager of the Aquatic Resources Unit in the EPA Seattle Office.
Wang's, "private efforts and personal connection to the[Dandong] area that has influenced him to invest millions of dollars in the restoration of the Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland
In Pakistan, the wetlands
are home to a rich biodiversity and provide livelihood opportunities for local communities besides a number of recognized ecosystem services, Mushahid Ullah Khan added.
In view of the devastating floods in the country during the past few yeas, role of wetlands
to reduce intensity of floods has been highlighted at various platforms.
Municipal officials worry that the wetland
construction would not benefit the community that lost it.
Data from 1997 to 2004 reveal that wetland
loss averaged 150 acres per year.
The Leon River contributes water to a number of riparian wetland
complexes as it flows into and out of Proctor Lake.
achieving sustainable and long-term use of wetland
natural resources in sectors such as agriculture, stock breeding, fishing, aquaculture, salt extraction and building materials;
The percentage of obligate wetland
plants ranged from 40% to 95%, facultative wetlands
or plants from 0% to 60%, and facultative obligate upland plants from 0% to 37% across all sites (USFWS 1988) (table 2).
If the state buys or reserves all of the available credits - for property that has been created or restored as wetlands
- Harrisburg City Administrator Bruce Cleeton worries it could mean trouble for future development.
The State of Jammu and Kashmir has nineteen wetlands
, with nine of them in Kashmir Valley.
Carrie Hume, the Wetland
Vision's project manager, said that if the UK invested in wetlands
, the country would be richly rewarded.